Intel AppUp Center gets its own Windows 8 app

A new app has landed on the Windows Store and it is an app store, within an app store. 

The app is the Windows 8 version of the AppUp Center from PC processor maker Intel. The company has offered the AppUp Center for a few years now, mainly for use by laptop and netbook PC owners. The Windows 8 version acts as yet another direct software download store for games, productivity, security and other PC software.

There's another third party app store, Softonic, that also has a Windows 8 app available for download this week.

With at least two third party software download stores available for Windows 8, one wonders if Valve might also give in and develop a similar app for its Steam PC game service. Valve has said it plans to offer non-gaming software on Steam, but as we reported before, a planned launched of September 5th never materialized.

Source: McAkins Online
Source: Windows Store website | Image via Intel

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Valve may be trying to avoid touch, but if they built a Metro app, they could make Steam a true alternative to the Windows 8 Store. They could even accept submissions that would normally go into the Windows 8 Store and reach RT tablets. It would be almost crazy to not want to reach all WIndows 8 users, and at the same time stick it to MS.

Drewidian said,
Valve may be trying to avoid touch, but if they built a Metro app, they could make Steam a true alternative to the Windows 8 Store. They could even accept submissions that would normally go into the Windows 8 Store and reach RT tablets. It would be almost crazy to not want to reach all WIndows 8 users, and at the same time stick it to MS.

except nobody is allowed to install metro apps from their apps,so that theory is out the window

Drewidian said,
It will be interesting to see if Valve makes a Windows 8 Steam App.

Their Big Picture beta wouldn't be a terrible touch experience if it paid any attention to touch input whatsoever.

Alas, tapping is somehow treated differently even from mouse clicks. I'm pretty sure they're being actively anti-touch.

Nah...not that bad. lol
Ebay been doing it for years.
I see it as a way for the store that's in the store to avoid paying extra store fees to host multiple apps in the Windows store...lmbo!! follow that